Thursday, December 7, 2017

Watercolored Hellebores with Dawn ft. JoiArt Watercolors

Hello, and Happy December! I know, it's already the 7th. But I kind of just realized it's actually December. Sad, I know. But to be fair, we've been in "Christmas" mode here in the crafty world for a bit now. So it feels like it's been December for months. KWIM?

But now, it truly is. And I truly need to get my Christmas prep and shopping completed. How about you?

So today, I am taking a break from the Christmas crafts and sharing an "all occasion" card using a Christmas stamp set, the Christmas Rose Bouquet.

I personally have an issue with spending money on a one trick pony, which is why I often try to throw in some images that can stretch a classic holiday set through the year. It just makes it feel like a long term investment. ;o)

I have fallen head over heels for the Hellebore flower. I comes in so many different colors and varieties, so I don't foresee myself getting tired of painting them for quite awhile. For this card I painted several of them in violet, rose, green and blue. I used a new to me watercolor set - JoiArt Watercolors. I am really enjoying them, and they will most likely become my "go to" craft watercolors.

I stamped all of my images onto Fabriano Artistico Extra White Cold Pressed watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. You can purchase the paper in smaller blocks, but I prefer to buy larger and cut them down as it comes out to cost less per card front (plus I can use the larger sheets for fine art pieces).

For my color palette, I ended up using Rose, Violet, Lemon Yellow, Hookers Green, Emerald Green, Prussian Blue and Payne's Grey. I share all of the painting in the video below if you'd like to take a look at the process. Watercolor is definitely one of those processes that is much easier to "show how" than "tell how"!


Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

Once I had painted all of my florals, I die cut each using their matching companion dies and created a vertical arrangement. To frame the focal image, I cut a smaller panel and heat embossed the edges in gold.

I kept the sentiment simple and used a stacked hello die cut from our Basic Greetings Die. I cut 4 and glued them one on top of another for a chip board like weight.

When adhering the bouquet, I used the Press'n Seal trick, adhering at varying heights with liquid adhesive and foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list contains affiliate links.

Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Christmas Rose Bouquet
Christmas Rose Bouquet
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WP9
Christmas Rose Bouquet Die
Christmas Rose Bouquet Die
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Modern Peonies Stamp
Modern Peonies Stamp
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Modern Peonies Die
Modern Peonies Die
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Watercolor Paint Set by JoiArt
Watercolor Paint Set by JoiArt
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Fab Artistico Xwht Block 140Lb Cp 5X7
Fab Artistico Xwht Block 140Lb Cp 5X7
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER GOLD Ultrafine Detail
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER GOLD Ultrafine Detail
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Oatmeal Cardstock
Oatmeal Cardstock
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Basic Greetings Die
Basic Greetings Die
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Multi-Medium Matte
Multi-Medium Matte
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Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle
Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins
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Glad PRESS'N SEAL
Glad PRESS'N SEAL
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Sizzix BIG SHOT
Sizzix BIG SHOT
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip
EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision Tip
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Grafix Incredible White Mask Liquid Frisket
Grafix Incredible White Mask Liquid Frisket
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Speedball Crow Quill Dip Pen and Nibs
Speedball Crow Quill Dip Pen and Nibs
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15 comments:

  1. Your stamps and dies are always beautiful and this is no exception. I can't wait to watch this and it has been quite a while since I got to use any watercolors. I am already inspired to get them out as I was just thinking today about missing it.

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  2. Beautiful card, the coloring is beautiful!

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  3. Dawn, your stamps are simply amazing and you water colouring is perfect. I always learn from your videos. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  4. Wow! Dawn, you are amazing, and I love this set! Thank you for sharing this exquisite card, and I loved watching (and listening to) your video! You are adorable, and I love how you color in real time and explain your process. I agree with Vicki above - I love your stamps and dies. Thank you..Merry Christmas...and hugs!

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  5. SO GORGEOUS,DAWN!!!! I LOOOOVE the featured card you did in the muted colors! AND your other examples of the paints are WONDERFUL TOO!!! Thank you for ALL of your tips! You sound like the teachers I've had in the past in regards to Water Coloring! ;) FABULOUS VIDEO!!! ;)

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  6. Oh Dawn... how I love to watch you watercolor! Absolutely beautiful!!!! Love! ❤

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  7. Gorgeous! You are so talented!

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  8. Loved this video so much Dawn. Without fail, I learn something every time I watch your presentations. I have hellebores in my garden and enjoy them so much. I already have the hellebore builder stamp set and the matching dies, but I'm thinking that I'm going to have to order the Christmas Rose Bouquet to join them!

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  9. WOW! Amazing video, Dawn! I swear I could watch you paint all day long! Gorgeous work!

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  10. Gorgeous coloring! Thank you for another great video!

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  11. Beautiful card..wondering about the dip pen you used?

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  12. Thank you so much for the video Dawn! You make it look easy. Your card is stunning!

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  13. This card, and everything you make, is just incredibly beautiful! Your talent is amazing and I love watching your videos!!! I envy the person who receives any of your cards - truly treasures!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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